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Counseling Average Salaries in Singapore 2019

How much money does a person working in Counseling make in Singapore?

9,098 SGD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Counseling in Singapore typically earns around 9,098 SGD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Counseling jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Adoption Services Director9,040 SGD
Alcohol and Drug Counselor8,800 SGD
Assistant Instructor7,827 SGD
Career Counselor9,253 SGD
Consultant8,443 SGD
Director of Rehabilitation Services10,563 SGD
Disability Consultant8,598 SGD
Employment Counselor9,182 SGD
Family Advocate8,228 SGD
Family Services Specialist8,097 SGD
Family Support Specialist7,967 SGD
Family Youth Worker6,412 SGD
Guidance Counselor7,634 SGD
Guidance Director10,173 SGD
Mental Health Counselor9,621 SGD
Programs Coordinator7,676 SGD
Psychologist11,851 SGD
Supervising Counselor9,649 SGD
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor7,837 SGD
Youth Advocate7,456 SGD
Youth Care Counselor9,584 SGD
Youth Care Specialist7,226 SGD
Youth Development Manager9,796 SGD

Counseling Jobs Salary Distribution in Singapore

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore Counseling

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Counseling salaries in Singapore range between 6,914 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 12,572 SGD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 9,462 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Counseling are earning less than 9,462 SGD while the other half are earning more than 9,462 SGD. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Counseling are earning less than 7,369 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 7,369 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Counseling are earning less than 11,898 SGD while 25% are earning more than 11,898 SGD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Counseling Salary Forecast and Trend in Singapore

How do Counseling salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Singapore Counseling
Average Salary 2016    =  
8,158 SGD
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
8,460 SGD
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
8,773 SGD
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
9,098 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Counseling salaries in Singapore are rising in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 4% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Counseling Hourly Average Wage in Singapore

52 SGD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Singapore for Counseling is 52 SGD. This means that the average person in Singapore earns approximatly 52 SGD for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Counseling VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Counseling and Counseling monthly SingaporeWe compared Singapore salaries for Counseling and All Jobs and we found that Counseling salaries are 7% more than those of All Jobs.
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